The Startline range from Tombo


Basic trackwear for all ages

The Startline collection was launched last year by Tombo to provide clubs and schools with good value, ready-to-customise, tag-free sportswear. “With Startline by Tombo, schools and clubs have the option of basic trackwear without the frills at a price that will ease the pressure on funds,” says Tombo. “A uniformed kit is a fundamental part of what a team is about, particularly when we are looking at children’s schools, team sports and events. Making members feel part of a collective group and literally all on a level playing field is a major part of why these societies exist and are so important, not only to encourage fitness.”

The range includes a track jacket (TL409), pants (TL479) and shorts (TL809), all of which are available in black with white piping and navy with white piping. The styles are available in ages 5-6 through to 11- 13 years, and adult sizes S-3XL so older children and coaches can be kitted out in the same range.

The eye-catching HV077 High Visibility Kids Vest

RTY High Visibility

Keep kids visible on even the darkest days

RTY High Visibility helps make sure children are easily visible on the streets and roads on dark mornings and early nights with its HV077 High Visibility Kids Vest. It comes in fluorescent orange and yellow, and features a tear-and-release fastening and reflective tape over the shoulders and around the torso. This product is available in sizes for children between the ages of 4-12 years and conforms to EN1150.

Fruit of the Loom’s Unique Hoodie printed with a robot design

Fruit of the Loom

Colourful tees, sweats and hoodies

Fruit of the Loom has a colourful range of clothes for kids this autumn and winter, with shades ranging from light pink, bold lime and jewel-like purple to bottle-green and burgundy.
Layering is essential for children thanks to their running around whatever the weather, says the brand, which is why it recommends starting with the Sofspun T (160/165 gsm) with its retail fashion fit and soft feel. It comes in 10 colours including sunflower, fuchsia and heather grey, and for ages 3-15 years.

The 2015 collection of sweatshirts features three fabric types: Classic, a 280 gsm 80% cotton Belcoro yarn/20% polyester that the brand says has “excellent printability, durability and washing performance”; Premium, a 280 gsm 70% ring-spun cotton/30% polyester for a soft feel; and Lightweight, a 240 gsm unbrushed fabric.

Included in the sweats range is the Unique Hoodie – a sweat that lives up to its name and which has been designed to enable the back of the hood to be printed with any design.

The JC003J Kids Contrast Cool T is ideal for sports and layering

Just Cool by AWDis

A fresh way for kids to layer

Just Cool by AWDis says active kids can all benefit from the high performance products in its range. All the garments featured here are made from AWDis’s Neoteric fabric, which keeps wearers feeling fresh thanks to its inherent wickability and quick-drying properties. The brand says the Just Cool range is ideal for layering up and wearing under thick sweats and winter coats.

The JC001J Kids Cool T is a wardrobe essential: a cool, comfortable activewear T-shirt that comes in a range of bright, fun colours. The JC003J Kids Contrast Cool T is a sports tee that features contrast-coloured panels on the front and back of the sleeves, making it perfect for team sports. The JC040J Kids Cool Polo is a set-in sleeve design polo with a two-button placket, and is great for both indoor and outdoor play.

The cosy Active Teddy Fleece Jacket (ST5180) from Stedman


A teddy bear of a fleece

The Active Teddy Fleece Jacket (ST5180) from Stedman is, says the brand, light and breathable, warm and cosy, fun and functional. At 400 gsm, this jacket is perfect for cold days and is the warmest piece of clothing in the Stedman Active range. The outer fabric is Stedman’s heat-insulating microfleece, made from 100% breathable polyester with anti-pilling treatment. On the inside there is a super soft teddy fleece with the popular furry look.

The jackets come in two bright colours – Hawaii blue and kiwi green – and in sizes S-XL. They have a regular fit and a stand-up collar that shows the inside teddy fleece in its contrasting blue midnight shade. The zipper and bindings on the hem and sleeves are also blue midnight.

The JH034J Kids Electric Sweat from Just Hoods by AWDis

Just Hoods by AWDis

Cool winter warmers for kids

Just Hoods for kids offers a range of trendy, durable and soft hoodies and sweats that have a soft cotton-faced fabric, which is ideal for decoration. The range includes the classic JH001J Kids Hoodie, the JH004J Kids Electric Hoodie with its brilliantly bright colours and the sporty JH003J Kids Varsity Hoodie, which comes in a choice of six contrast colourways. All feature kangaroo pouches with hidden openings for headphone cords, and a snuggly hood.

The Zoodie range includes the JH050J Kids Zoodie, which comes in 11 core colours; the JH053J Kids Varsity Zoodie; and the JH058J Kids Heather Zoodie, which comes in seven heather colours. All the children’s Zoodies feature front zips.

For really chilly weather, Just Hoods has the JH043J Kids Varsity Jacket, a brightly coloured, contrast jacket with stripes at the cuffs and collar, press stud closure and welt pockets. For those looking for simple, fun ways to cover up, the brand recommends the JH030J Kids AWDis Sweat and JH034J Kids Electric Sweat. Both have crew-necks, set-in sleeves and a modern fit for easy movement – an essential for active kids.

For the bottom half there is the JH071J Kids Jogpants with open hem leg, side pockets and single back patch pocket (available in eight colours); and the JH072J Kids Cuffed Jogpants, with cuffed leg openings and side pockets, and available in three colours.